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otherwise is simply scare mongering of the worst kind. >> [inaudible] >> kettering has the sixth highest household growth rate in the whole country, and a&e admissions are up 10 percent year on year. given the hospital has been at the heart of the community for well over 100 years, don't local people deserve a clear assurance that our much-loved and badly-needed local hospital has a bright future ahead of it? >> well, i gave my honorable friend the strongest possible assurance, and the point i've made as i made to the honorable lady opposite is that there can't be any changes unless there's full public consultation, unless there is the support of local gps and strong public and patient engagement. but in the case of debtor oring, that is not on the agenda. as i said, any suggestion by the opposition is simply scare mongering of the worst kind, and i can see they're at it again. >> lindsay roy. >> thank you, mr. speaker. it's been said again and again to the house, but the importance of skill is to promote economic growth. so why, mr. product, did the -- [inaudible] >> the number of appre
. >> and in that scenario, where do the charles mongers and the mega millionaires that are now very active in california, if you look at the initiatives how many were put on by millionaires, how many are put on by corporations. what does this do to change that dynamic, or does that just intend to because they are not included? >> first of all, it doesn't reduce the ultimate voice of corporations or unions. individuals both on the conservative side with respect to monger and on the liberal side with respect to others, their voice is not limited. so you have a balance where you don't have the balance now, because people that are forced to give money to political campaigns that they don't want to. everybody then becomes, if you are involved in the future, it's because you want to beat. right now a significant percentage of the people don't have a right to decide how their money is being spent. we want the individual to have a right to decide how their money is spent on politics. it's been about a million dollars according to the secretary of state office. also the possible court challenges which could be f
. >> fear mongering should not be put on food label period. >> reporter: the campaign funded primm army by biotech chemical and food industry giants, including hershey's which already does label its products overseas. >> the consumers will view that label as a warning when none should exist. the food is the same it's safe fine to eat. >> reporter: it they claim it will cost a million dollars to enforce generate lawsuits than crease family groceries bills by about $8 a week. >> that's why i oppose prop 37. >> reporter: the no campaign has raised more than $45 million far out spending the yes campaign, which has raised only 8 million. >> vote yes. >> reporter: money talks in california support for prop 37 has dropped steeply from 67% to 39%. many are fighting hard for the right to know. >> i've got to make decisions about their diets. not the industry not the government not the genetic engineering. >> it's my right it's ply duty. >> reporter: on election day it will be her vote. >> thanksgiving may be weeks away but it's never too early to collect toys for tots. marines gathered
that has never been there before. >> fear mongering should not belong on food be labels. >> prop 37, it's deceptive and costly. >> reporter: the campaign funded primarily by biotech, chemical and food industry giants including hershey's which already does label its products overseas. >> the consumers will view that label as a warning when none should exist. the food is the same. it's safe, it's fine to eat. >> reporter: the no campaign claims the measure will cost california up to a million dollars to enforce, generate lawsuits, and increase family grocery bills by about $8 a week. >> that's why i oppose prop 37. >> reporter: the no campaign has raised $45 million far outspending the yes campaign which has raised only 8 million. >> vote yes. >> reporter: money talks. in california support for prop 37 has dropped steeply from 66% in september to 39%. but many are fighting hard for the right to know. >> i've got to make the decisions about their diets. >> reporter: on election day it will be her vote. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >>> when we come back on a monday from cancer
their ballot initiatives win tomorrow. charles monger pumped tens of millions into supporting proposition 32 that would stop unions from using payroll- deducted funds for political purposes. his sister molly has spent $47 million supporting proposition 38 which would raise money for education. >>> by a state supreme court ruling, we still don't know who is behind an $11 million effort to defeat prop 32. we do know the money came from the virginia-based americans for responsible leadership and the arizona center to protect patient rights. who is behind these two conservative groups? it's a good question, because their donors turned out to be other nonprofits and those individual contributors names remain secret. >> transparency is the life blood of democracy. the transactions are the equivalent of passing a suitcase in a dark alley. >> the fair political practices commission says the secret donation amounts to money laundering and violates california campaign law. >>> speaking of prop 30, the governor is really sticking his neck out on this. this is the proposition that would raise taxes for
to dollars, l.a. attorney molly monger is the biggest loser. she spent $44.1 million of her own money on proposition 38, a tax measure for schools, it failed. her brother, stanford physicist spent also to support the unsuccessful proposition 32, which would have restricted union money in politics. >> it's common for wealthy individuals to spend a lot of money to influence initiatives. >> reporter: daniel newman is co-founder which tracks political spending. >> we've seen four individuals that have donated more than $15 million. >> reporter: insurance executive george joseph spent $16.9 million on proposition 33, a failed effort to change insurance laws. but there were two winners as well. former facebook executive chris kelly spent $2.4 million on proposition 35, that increased penalties for human trafficking and investment manager steyer invested on prop 39 which changes the way corporations will pay california tax. >> graham alexander couldn't care less who won the election because he's one, as in one day old. his mom, shay, made sure to deliver her ballot before delivering him. the
-pocus and fear mongering, you can look, the list of companies that are bulge back spending and some of t biggest names in the ideas, whether it's a wal-mart, ford, disney, you name it. no company is going to commit new money to new jobs if ne don't know what's going to happen in a matter of weeks. >> and charlie, this is the kind of spending that h long-term ramifications not building factories, not buying building, long-term ramifications. >> we should make a point here, these companies a not cutting back because of the fiscal cliff only, no, they are cutting back because with what they fear from president obama getting his way in terms of higher taxes. in determines of higher dividend taxes and higher taxes on just about every piece of the economy and i tell yo don't believe me, go out there and talk to them. they started cutting back way before this last week. >> i want to take this point. >> and this is the problem, the fiscal cliff is really bad, but the solution offered by president obama of massive taxes is not that good. >> julian, what do you make of that this this is just a pandora's b
and take my money anymore. >> the son of bottom air charles monger senior, he's given nearly $23 million in contributions to that measure and opponents say it would increase the influence or strip from the rich. >> and the directorate san francisco state university joined us earlier opposed to prop 32 and here are his reasons. >> prop 32 is deliberately to sign to confuse them to get both people to mislead and get them to vote from the -- for the wrong reasons. it's designed to take special interest money to politics and in reality, it was written by and far in special interest and when i say it, i don't use that term lightly. i really think that it's one of the most fraudulent measures we're seeing in recent history, and that is recognized as such. you look at what all of the crooks in the country come and cause, the league of women voters say about it, they're dedicated to taking special interest out of politics and this is much, much worse. >> okay, on this point. >> yes. >> in your opinion, this said that you can still, union members can still contribute to a political committee that
in support of prop 39, which passed. charles monger spent 29 million on prop 32, which failed. and his sister molly monger spent 48 million in support of prop 38, which voters also rejected. across the nation this year, outside groups spent more than a billion dollars. cbs reporter michelle miller with more on who is behind these so-called superpacs. >> my job is to make sure i represent your best interest. >> reporter: he won his election this week as a freshman congressman from michigan. >> i'm never, ever going to raise taxes unless there is a war. >> reporter: this former school teacher might have not gotten this far without a superpac, which spent $800,000 to help him win his republican primary. >> god bless them, because it was wonderful. >> reporter: the backing came from john ramsey, a 22-year-old college senior from texas who inherited millions from his grandfather and launched the political action committee. >> we did this to get in the business of freeing america from your phonies and cronies that currently dominate the political establish mefnlt. >> reporter: ramsey is a libertari
it incredibly cynical fashion, there's a little less energy behind the kind of conspiracy mongering except for john mccain ym who is in it until the end. >> but then today, the reason this was an important question today, today the talking points given to susan rice after the benghazi attack, those talking points were published. and if those talking points are what she was given to say, she hued essentially exactly to what she was briefed to say by the intelligence agency. so on the matter of her and whether she's the architect of the great coverup and can't be secretary of state and all these other thing, i thought today that settled it. >> it did, but i also think -- i guess i was to distinguish between two trends that happen in the republican party. there's this conspiracy mongering and this believing your own ridiculousness that happens. dick morris was calling into that agenda 21 briefing. that's a fairly prominent person in the american right these days. so there's that at one end. then there's the nihilistic obstruction. and the war on susan rice seems to be more in that latter cate
ballot initiative. much of the money comes from a single family, the monger's. daughter molly monger has spend more than $40 million. her more conservative brother has spent $36 million on a measure to make it harder for unions to raise political money. the hedgefund chief spent more than $25 million to close a tax loop hole for out of state companies. many say they are just using their money for broader public good. at least one ballot backer has his own fortunes in mind. he spent more than $30 million to oppose a new bridge. turns out he has his own toll bridge that collects tens of millions of dollars a year. we will see whether all of this ballot money was a waste or not. we will know tonight or tomorrow morning. >> these numbers are mind boggling. thank you so much. for investors how are they positioning themselves for an obama or romney victory? we will break it down now. guys, thanks for joining us. jeff, what will you do tomorrow if mitt romney wins? >> like many of us i'm watching the election tonight. public opinion polls show many voters favor mitt romney on the economy. i thi
. charles monger truck on a $9 million trying to pass prop 32 of which would curtail the union powers. it failed. his sister spent $48 million in support of proposition 38, a tax initiative which he both wrote and finance, but voters said no to. this wasn't the only place across the nation this year. outside groups spent more than a billion dollars. days after the election, it's finally official. president obama is the winner in florida. nearly 100 percent of the votes have been counted and the secretary of state office says that the president has 74,000 more votes than mitt romney, his republican challenger. that's about 50 percent of the florida vote to romney, two to obama, and 49.1 percent to romney. >> it's veterans day, and we are honoring those who risked their lives. here's the story of two such men from palo alto. >> reporter: one night there was a big explosion. everybody rushed to the docks and a cruise ship had been torpedoed. >> herman shapiro is a world war ii veteran. he was part of the 106 infantry division. he remembers quite vividly a night when u.s. ships were attac
to be serious about this without being fear mongering about it, but it is serious. that might sound like a dream situation to a deficit hawk like you. why don't you like the idea of going over the fiscal cliff? >> we must not go over the fiscal cliff because it would cause us to go back into recession, undercut confidence in government and potentially undercut the ability to get a grand bargain. we need to make a down payment. we need to extend tax provisions and spending reductions to set up a grand bargain in 2013, and the president needs to show extraordinary leadership and go directly to the people with the facts, the truth and the tough choices. he should call congress back and say, no deal, no break. you don't get any days off other than weekends until we have a deal on the fiscal cliff, and we ought to do the same thing in 2014 for a fiscal grand bargain. >> christine, that means we don't get days off, either, while they're doing it, but it might be worth it. this is something david has been pushing for a long time in terms of government spending. he says if we do go over that fiscal clif
mongering was this president's go-to strategy into getting his way. this is what he predicted would happen unless his so-called recovery plan was passed. >> the situation we face could not be more serious. we've inherited an economic crisis as deep and dire as any since the great depression. economists across the spectrum have warned if they don't act immediately million more jobs will disappear, the national unemployment rate will approach double digits, more people will lose their homes and their healthcare, and our nation will sink into a crisis that at some point is going to be that much tougher to reverse. >> sean: a lot of good that did. what's stopping obama from imposing his will on you yet again? that's where republicans come in. unfortunately over the weekend a handful of gop lawmakers indicated that they'd be open to putting revenue on the table, but as you know revenue, that happens to be the democratic code word for tax increases. that is simply not an acceptable position for any true conservative. republicans were not elected to rubber stamp obama's agenda. they were elected
, but they're at record lows. this is just fear mongering. it's republican talking points. and then second of all you're setting up a straw man. nobody's saying don't balance the budget. the question is how how do you balance it? they always send out a straw man, oh, well, see that commentators on the left don't want to compromise. they do want to. the question is what's in the compromise. the if you notice, the most important thing he said there they're going to have to go after entitlement programs. >> i think what we need to do and the president believes let's go for the big deal, for a 10-20 year period for the first time in a long time our country is on a sustainable path. the only way to get that done is for republicans to step out and get mercilessly criticized by grover norquist and democrats are going to have to do things about entitlements that they'll get criticized on the left. >> cenk: they're going to seem so big and grand taking criticism for the left. those people all just voted for you, right? they are putting medicare and medicaid on the chopping block. they've been dying
of a decade. i want to be serious about had without being fear mongering. it is serious. that might sound like a dream scenario to a deficit hawk like you. wow, we're going to get rid of $7 trillion over ten years. why don't you love this idea of going over the fiscal cliff? >> we must not go over the fiscal cliff. it would cause us to go back into recession, exacerbate our unemployment and underemployment numbers, undercut confidence in government and potentially undercut at built to be able to get a grand bargain. we need to do a down payment. we need to extend most of the major tax provisions and spending reductions to set up a grand barringian in 2013. and the president needs to show extraordinary leadership and go directly to the people with the facts, truth, and tough choices. he should call congress back and say no deal, no break. you don't get any days off other than weekends until we have a deal on the fiscal cliff. we ought to do the same thing in 2014 for our fiscal grand bargaining. >> richard and christine, that means we don't get days off either. what david is saying, this is a g
is getting more lenient in terms of gun control laws. >> fear mongering, the nra does, is effective at raising funds. constantly in the past year before the election they were asking me and other members to contribute money to construe that president obama would be defeated because he would take away not only our freedom to have guns but all our freedoms unless he didn't win. >> i think it's -- that alone the president's position on gun control to many on the left or people who would like to see stricter gun control or at least addressing the problem, president obama has basically done nothing. >> he's been the least progre progressive and least restrictive democrat in recent memory. he seems to want to run from this issue. politically i can understand why. i'm not sure where the impetus is going to come from to open this dialog if the democratic leaders are afraid of it. the nra has everything invested in this and the democratic party doesn't seem to be willing to step up. >> governor ed rendell the unofficial governor of "now" saying it takes leadership. this notion it's a mean mo
mongering. i spoke with allen greenspan who was in washington at a peterson foundation event to discuss the fiscal cliff and i asked him point blafrpnk, do you believe u.s. can go in a recession as a result of the fiscal cliff? >> most certainly. remember, all the forecasts come off models which didn't catch the 2008 crisis. and so you have to be very careful about using them to evaluate this type of problem. >> the last time washington faced the expiration of the bush era tax cuts in 2010, you said in interviews they should follow the law and let them expire for everyone. now putting aside the other parts of the fiscal cliff, do you still feel that all americans should see their income tax rates rise? >> i say that this crisis is going to be extraordinarily difficult to resolve. in other words, the crisis i'm referring to is not the fiscal cliff crisis but the broad crisis with respect to debt. we have had a rise in spending on social benefits. and as i mentioned before, this is both republican and democrat and neither one of them get a hold on this. what the data clearly shows is as s
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, because i think it's a bit of fear mongering -- not saying anything about you, krystal, to talk about the scenario if we don't get a deal done, i think we'll get a deal done, and wall street is confident that we'll get a deal done. we have seen stocks moving upward in the last couple of days. the consequences are too dire if we don't get a deal done as you laid out. we will get a deal done, right? >> yeah, but, you know -- yes, we will get a deal. but we need a good deal. meaning we need a deal that scales back the fiscal cliff so that we don't have these kinds of tax increases, we don't have these kind of spending cuts. the economy can digest some tax increases and spending cuts, but not what we have currently legislated. the deal has to include an increase in the debt ceiling and harkening back to our rating, we need to come up with a credible plan of deficit reduction over the next decade. that results in deficits in the future that are debt to gdp ratio begins to decline. we'll get a deal, but we need a good deal. if we get the good deal then we'll have a good economy. the only th
. this is the kind of conspiracy mongering you would hope was over after this election. instead, it may get worse. and it may take two or three presidential thumpings for the republican party to come to terms with the fact that it can't be anti-immigrant, can't come across as anti-women, and it's never going to get the vote of young voters as long as it's anti-gay. these are hard questions. bill clinton, and matt is right about this, bill clinton brought the democratic party -- it wasn't a break with its fundamental values but he brought it forward to a place where it could win elections again. it's going to be tougher for the republicans because those folks in the iowa caucuses are going to stand there and say who is the most anti-gay candidate, who is the most anti-immigrate candidate and the person who is is most likely to win the caucuses. >> what clinton did was took on tough issues for the party, crime, welfare, trade, and he repo significanced with a substantive debate. >> indeed. let's hope they can begin by being no longer anti-factual. our thanks to bob and matt. thank you. >> next, mr.
and medicare, there's a lot of fear mongering that anybody who wants to do this to the current northwesterns. i think that's wrong. we shouldn't suffer in the state and bad funding of the previous years on the current people there however, 20 years hence, 30 years hence, for people just getting out of high school, should we have more choice for individuals and how they prepare for their retirement? or how they take care of themselves? absolutely. whether it's vouchers or taking it on themselves, there needs to be choice. don't take it away from the people who don't want choice but we need to allow americans to do what they think is best for their futures, whether it be medicare into their older years. >> moderator: angus king? king: social security is in much better shape than medicare. some relatively minor changes, particularly raising the cap on the income that is paid in, and perhaps in 20 or 30 years raising the retirement age, will put social security on an, a waral sound base. it has been since 1986. medicare is another case entirely. i know that charlie is going say, i want to cut $716
, and if that isn't fear-mongering, i don't know what is. >> it's interesting that the gun -- anti-gun lobbying group, the brady campaign, gave the president an f on gun control policy during his first term. how do you explain that, that the president doesn't really seem to be winning from either group on either side? >> no. he has never done anything to advance gun control. as i said, he signed two measures that make it easier to take guns into certain places, and he has never done anything or said anything really to indicate that he has firm plans to impose strict gun controls on the country. i don't believe that he thinks the issue is worth fighting because so many people feel so strongly on the other side. liberals have traditionally, and i think obama has done in his first term given up arguing for strict gun control. i argue that strict gun control alone is not going to solve the undeniable problem with gun violence that we have in this country, but reasonable gun controls should exist and do. >> how do you actually take away some of the emotion out of this debate, out of this argument he
mongering. and they only jeep was looking at expanding in china, but it is completely unrelated to their domestic work force. so obviously the innuendo behind the ads is clear, and nothing could be farther from the truth, right? >> absolutely. and it's clear billions of dollars being invested in those facilities, and thousands of jobs being created here in michigan and thousands of jobs were saved across the united states because of that. these are good paying middle class jobs and once again the president did a bold thing. i was in the middle of all of that. it was a very ugly and scary time, and the president made a decision that was not very popular, and he did it because he believed in the american workers and in that investment and it has paid off, and we can't get mr. romney to say this was a success. >> stephanie: will mitt romney's grossly misleading jeep to china ad help him win? you would hope that people are not that stupid? >> oh absolutely. and that's why the auto companies came out with these statements. so certainly i have faith in the america
, they are deceitful. they are lying. pro-life, but they are war mongering. president obama making his way to the states through the crowd. let's listed in. -- listen in. ♪ >> hello, florida. are you fired up? are you ready to go? i am sorry, i could i hear you. are you fired up? ready to go? can everyone please get in abela of great round of applause for that great introduction? that great introduction?
is not terribly frightening, apocalyptic. and for that recent the scare mongers and doomsayers about medicare and medicaid typically use a chart that goes out to the 2080s, whereas james albright -- james galbraith said, that we pay these costs strike up to 40%, which is scarier than 10%, 40% at 80 years. conceivably, i do if anyone done the experiment. may be projected up to the year 2200 a.d., and show that it would be 200% of gdp, right? the point is, are these projections, yes, we will have to at some point, or and less new technology or delivery system for something solves a problem which is quite conceivable. is it really urgent that we try to settle this problem to the extent it's a problem between now and the holidays, or in the spring of 2013? again, a rational person would ask this is kind of like saying well, and, your parents had cancer when they're 60 so at the age of 20 should go ahead and have that operation to get it fixed, right? you know, just to make sure. it might develop in 30 or 40 years. wheldon, wiser, this is a political question. not an economic question. why is anyo
'm a left wing hate monger. as you know. >> according to sean hannity and brian mulroney. >> stephanie: right. >> cry baby sore losers. >> stephanie: let's do compare and contrast. here is mitt romney in a phone call to downers. >> the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition give an extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> e ordinary gifts medicare and social security is stuff we paid into. >> stephanie: i mean really talk like just continuing to be in denial. and it's just so insulting. >> bobby jindal took him to task saying romney was dividing america by speaking like that. >> stephanie: i hate to say it, but that and what paul ryan say they continue to have the sort of racism that was underlying the entire campaign. paul ryan saying they won because of urban areas? the president didn't win just in urban areas. it's just so insulting. it's just whining and excuse making. >> cry babies, sore losers. >> stephanie: thank you sean hannity. really that was stunning to me and doublin
're the smartest in in the class today. there is so much fear mongering job creators, small business, oh back when clinton was--okay, you mean like that? okay. >> plenty of jobs. >> stephanie: $300? okay, all right. carol in pennsylvania. you're on "the stephanie miller show," hi carol. >> caller: you guys are great. thank god for you. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: any how, what i would like to comment on is jerrymandering, and this is why boehner's bunch doesn't have to answer to anybody and they can go on for centuries because the elections are rigged for the districts. >> stephanie: that's the lie they're repeating now. the overwhelming vote for the republicans. no, a million more people voted for the house over the republicans. there is no mandate. as karl frisch said in hour one nothing bad happened on election day. it was a resounding victory for the president and democrats. >> democrats picked up seats in the house and in the senate. >> stephanie: hello. doug in st. louis. hello, doug. >> caller: hello, i have a question for you. maybe you can help me out. i love your show. >> stephan
, governor romney calls to -- caused a lot of fear. i called it a fear mongering, particularly among some when that advertisement went out. it did cause a backlash in the state of ohio, and to lie, to flat out lie. he flat out lied. he has proven himself to be the kind of politician who will say and do anything to become the president of the united states, and in some point -- at some point, the voters understood that. no matter how we interpret the lifeline the president gave to the automotive industry, it had a positive impact on ohio. one out of every eight jobs on linked to that industry, so it has been very good in the state of ohio, and i believe that the citizens of the state are going@ to remember and stand by him. to a point you made about standing up for the middle- class, we went through that exercise last year, which tried to take away collective bargaining rights. the voters showed the gop what they felt about that overwhelmingly. 88 counties, we had the majority of those 88 counties reject 60 bill 5. the democrats certainly have some building to do beyond the presidential el
of scare mongering on social security. people are really convinced that social security and meld care together, you know, are going to bankrupt us in the future. and, you know, medicare, it's all health care. if we don't solve that problem, we've got a problem whether it's the government spending or private spending. so we've got health care cost inflation as the number one problem. the aging is really not that big of a problem. with social security we saved money in the trust fund to get us past most of the peak boomer retirement years. life expectancy growth is so moderate as a factor compared to other things that once the baby boomers retire, costs as a share of g, the p -- gdp level off. there is a little growth in life expectancy, but it's very minor. if there's a demographic problem, it's the dropoff in births, not, you know, in population growth which has to do with immigration and the birthrate and not with life expectancy. and for the record, i'm in favor of gradually increasing the payroll tax to offset increases in life expectancy because it would be so slow and so modest t
because he is an idiot republican. ththey have successfully turnede into a hate monger. congratulations, republicans, i hate u. host: john, you are on the air. hey, joh, in new york? not there anymore. jerry in massachusetts, an independent caller. caller: i am a rockefeller republican, something most people are not familiar with. i am fiscally conservative and socially moderate. at this point, i find most social positions of the republican party intolerable and most spending of the democratic party intolerable so i really do not have a place to go. the only thing i would say is we are now spending 40 cents more for every dollar spent, we are borrowing 40 cents. it just seems to me i have not heard the word "sacrifice" being used by either party. i am a senior and i know i have not paid enough taxes over the last 30 years. the reality is, i benefited for all these years by under paying my taxes. host: do you think the president uses that word in negotiations? guest: it is a perceptive question. i don't know about that word in particular. on the campaign trail, certainly you heard him sa
of the city of san francisco and cervantes u.s.a. poet at the seminal in the magazine monger. i should underline these points by emphasizing the fact that before the columbus foundation has always been on the frontlines of the dissemination and distribution of the literature. not only the american book award, the book distributor in our early years. i also want to point out the question of the crisis, particularly chicano literature in arizona and throughout the united states is an issue that has been ignored shamefully and disgracefully by the mainstream of american literary life. we don't play that game, so we brought them together to talk about it. we are going to continue those associations and collaboration with the poetry center at san francisco state and of course continue with the american book award. my colleague, carla brundage will be joining me at the podium tonight. but before we get to introducing her, i'd like to begin our awards ceremony with an extraordinary book from the university of texas, super black american in sonoma. and they staked out a unique territory by dec
. this isn't just fear-mongering, this is a major economic issue. martha: let's get a quick take from you char here. >> i would say that meeting with the president was one of the most intellectually dishonest confabs i've ever seen. those guys went in there, they were spoken to by the president, if they had anything, any guts, you know, i almost said something else, but i'm going to -- i know this is a family show. martha: it's an early show. >> if they had any guts they would have said to the president, you want to raise taxes, you're going to kill small business, prevent us from hiring, you're going to destroy an already weak economy and i guarantee those clowns did not say that. martha: i was told that the president listened a lot more than he spoke yesterday which was a big change from the last time around. >> i tkoeubt. >> let'doubt it. >> let's hope he did. >> and he forgot about it five minutes later. martha: good to have you here. thank you, gentlemen. gregg: let's check in with jenna lee to find out what is happening on "happening now." jenna: i wish charlie would have told us wh
bombing and wars and war-mongering. we need to reach this conclusion and we need now to support everything offered by the egyptians in order to get a comprehensive cease-fire. that's what we're working on. he's fully engaged with all palestinian actions, including hamas, and is fully on board to achieve a blanket comprehensive cease-fire because that's what will help all concerned, palestinians, israelis, and americans. >> i know one of the issues the israelis are demanding in the israeli cabinet, i'm told is meeting right now, even as we speak, the so-called international security cabinet, the prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, one of the things they want to make sure is that even if there's a cease-fire, the shelling into israel, some of these rockets and missiles don't resume two weeks from now or four weeks from now or whatever. how do you ensure that once there's a cease-fire, it holds? >> well, i think, wolf, number one is we have to focus now in achieving a cease-fire. the egyptians are on board. the europeans are on board. the americans are on board. the turks aren board. everyone
because he is an idiot republican. they have successfully turned me into a hate monger. congratulations, republicans, i hate u. host: john, you are on the air. hey, john, in new york? not there anymore. jerry in massachusetts, an independent caller. caller: i am a rockefeller republican, something most people are not familiar with. i am fiscally conservative and socially moderate. at this point, i find most social positions of the republican party intolerable and most spending of the democratic party intolerable so i really do not have a place to go. the only thing i would say is we are now spending 40 cents more for every dollar spent, we are borrowing 40 cents. it just seems to me i have not heard the word "sacrifice" being used by either party. i am a senior and i know i have not paid enough taxes over the last 30 years. the reality is, i benefited for all these years by under paying my taxes. host: do you think the president uses that word in negotiations? guest: it is a perceptive question. i don't know about that word in particular. on the campaign trail, certainly you heard him s
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